Hem tourism and travel guide

Photo of Hem in Nord

Photo is of Roubaix at 4 km from Hem

Visit Hem: highlights and tourist information

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Hem is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Hem in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Roubaix at 4 km and Lille at 9 km.

Hem, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 4 km (direction )

Although its not a major tourist destination, the centre of the large...

See Roubaix guide


at 9 km (direction west)

The renaissance of Lille over the last 20 years has transformed an...

See Lille guide


at 29 km (direction south-east)

Established as a spa centre for more than 2000 years, it is...

See Saint-Amand-les-Eaux guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

Douai has a pleasant old town and one of the most impressive...

See Douai guide
Arras Carriere Wellington

Arras Carriere Wellington

Monument at 50 km (direction south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The Carrière Wellington museum in Arras is a series of tunnels that...

See Arras Carriere Wellington guide


at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The belfry and the large number of baroque style houses make the...

See Arras guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Cassel is built on the highest hill in the...

See Cassel guide
Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

at 55 km (direction south-east)

Le Quesnoy is best known for the promenade around the impressive ramparts...

See Le Quesnoy guide


at 59 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Bavay has an important Roman forum and other Roman...

See Bavay guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Nord

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Markets in and near Hem

Market days in Hem: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Hem: market Saturday (0km)
  • Croix: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (4km)
  • Cysoing: market Tuesday & Sunday (10km)
  • Haubourdin: market Friday (15km)
  • Halluin: market Saturday (15km)
  • Comines: market Monday (18km)
  • Armentieres: market Friday (22km)
  • Annoeullin: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Libercourt: market Thursday (23km)
  • Carvin: market Saturday (24km)

More information about Hem, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Hem, France

What to do at Hem? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Hem.

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Scarpe-Escaut (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de La Treille (Lille) (9km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le parc Barbieux (3km)
  • Le jardin du Manoir-aux-Loups (15km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle du Jardin écologique du Vieux-Lille (9km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (22km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Pré des Nonnettes (27km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale de la Tourbière de Vred (29km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Wagnonville (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Wasquehal (4km)
  • Tourcoing (8km)
  • Wattignies (12km)
  • Mastaing (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lille (10km)

Geography and distances

Hem is in the north-east of France at 9 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Hem is 209 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Hem

Canton: Lannoy

Arrondissement: Lille

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59510

Distance to Hem

from Lille (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 209 km

from Calais: 99 km

from Nice: 832 km

from Bordeaux: 705 km

from Strasbourg: 401 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Hem from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anstaing, Baisieux, Chereng, Croix, Forest-sur-Marque, Lannoy, Leers, Lezennes, Lys-Lez-Lannoy, Mouvaux, Roubaix, Sailly-Lez-Lannoy, Toufflers, Tressin, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Wasquehal, Wattrelos and Willems.

This page in French: Visiter Hem